Leadership Strategies in Magazine Media
2016 Faculty

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Mary K. Baumann
Partner, Hopkins/Baumann; Creative Director, American Craft magazine

Mary K. Baumann is Partner at Hopkins/Baumann, a strategic design firm specializing in publication design. Baumann has lectured on visual trends both internationally and nationally and is presently creative director of American Craft magazine. She is also director of the conference “See Change: The Power of Visual Communication”. With her partner, Will Hopkins, she produced the best-selling astronomy book What’s Out There: Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe, published by Duncan Baird Publishers in London. Her varied design projects include Kids Discover magazine, Claudia – the leading women’s magazine in Brazil, and JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Baumann has redesigned Body & Soul, People, Money, and GEO magazines and has served as both an editor and art director at Time Inc. Baumann is a graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota.

Rodrigo Canales
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management

Rodrigo Canales researches the role of institutions in entrepreneurship and economic development. Specifically, Rodrigo studies how individuals purposefully change complex organizations or systems.  In particular, Rodrigo's work explores how individuals’ backgrounds, professional identities, and organizational positions affect how they relate to existing structures and the strategies they pursue to change them. His work contributes to a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that allow institutions to operate and change. Rodrigo has done work in entrepreneurial finance and microfinance. As he continues his work on microfinance he is also conducting research in the institutional complexities of renewable energy and the institutional implications of the Mexican war on drugs. Rodrigo teaches the Innovator Perspective at Yale SOM; he sits in the advisory board of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT; and he advises several startups in Mexico that seek to improve the financing environment for small firms.


Michael A. Clinton was named president, marketing and publishing director of Hearst Magazines in June 2010. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Hearst Corporation. Formerly, Clinton was the executive vice president, chief marketing officer and publishing director of Hearst Magazines, a position he had held since January 2001. Prior to his time at Hearst, Clinton was executive vice president of Condé Nast Publications, where he oversaw sales and marketing for the company's 15 national titles, including Vogue, Vanity Fair and Architectural Digest. Prior to that, as Condé Nast's senior vice president of group sales and marketing, Clinton revamped the company's multi-title sales and marketing organization, which accounted for 50 percent of its total revenue. Clinton spent a total of 10 years at GQ magazine, including six years as publisher—at the time, the company's youngest publisher. Clinton is the founder and president of the non-profit organization, Circle of Generosity. He has served as chairman of the board of the Volunteers of America, as well as on the boards of The Starlight Children's Foundation and Lifetime Television Network. He also serves as a trustee for the International Center of Photography. In addition, he is the former chairman of the MPA—Association of Magazine Media. The Pitt News, the campus newspaper of his alma mater, honored him by creating the Michael Clinton Award for Distinguished Service in Publishing, in his name. Clinton graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's in economics and political science from the University of Pittsburgh, and earned his M.B.A. from Pace University's Lubin Graduate School of Business. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Pace University.


Kevin Delaney
Co-President, Quartz

Kevin J. Delaney is the Co-President of Quartz, the global business news site from Atlantic Media found online at The site launched in the fall of 2012 and has quickly reached over two million monthly unique visitors. Delaney was named one of MIN’s 20 Most Intriguing People in Media in 2012. Under Delaney’s leadership, Quartz won the Digiday award for Best Design 2012 and the Deadline Club award for Best Mobile App. Additionally, was among PC Magazine’s Top 100 Websites of 2012, Daily Tekk’s 2013’s Most Interesting News Websites, and TIME’s annual list of the 50 Best Websites. Delaney was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal for a decade, with that time split between hardship postings in Paris and San Francisco. While covering Internet companies such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook for the Journal, he became convinced that newspapers could do much more to ensure that good journalism thrives in the digital age. He returned to New York and became managing editor of, where he led efforts that helped greatly expand the Journal’s online readership, and championed innovative journalism projects that went on to win prizes. Early in his career, Delaney was a reporter for SmartMoney Magazine and a TV producer in Montreal.


Duncan Edwards
President and CEO, Hearst Magazines International

Duncan Edwards is the President and CEO of Hearst Magazines International, an EVP of Hearst Magazines, and Vice Chairman of the National Magazine Company (NatMag), Hearst’s publishing business in the U.K. He is responsible for all of Hearst’s magazine operations outside of the U.S., which include operations in nearly 60 countries. From 2005 to 2009, he was the Chief Executive of NatMag. He joined NatMag in 1989 and served in various executive roles, including publisher of Company magazine, director of business development, and managing director. During Edwards’ time at NatMag, through a mix of launches, acquisitions, and joint ventures, the company grew from publishing nine magazines in 2000 to twenty in 2009. He spent the early part of his career at the Media Week Ltd. He holds a dual honors degree in Geography and Politics from Sheffield University.

Joe Galarneau
Founder and CEO, Mezzobit, former COO and digital GM, Newsweek and The Daily Beast

Joseph Galarneau is CEO of Mezzobit, a New York-based start-up that builds web and mobile data interchange tools. He also founded, a data privacy non-profit that promotes socially responsible data collection. Prior to founding Mezzobit, Joe was chief product officer for NewsRight, a consortium of 29 major media companies that created a global marketplace for news content and data. Previously, he served as chief operating officer and digital general manager of The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company, chief technology officer for New York Magazine, and consulted for The New York Times on digital advertising. A frequent speaker on digital media, Joe was an adjunct faculty member at New York University, where he taught digital product management and audience development. He frequently teaches digital media internationally, having visited China, India, and Eastern Europe to deliver dozens of seminars over the past decade. Joe received an MBA from Duke University and a BS in physics from N.C. State University, where he was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper.

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Jon Hart
Chief Legal Officer, NPR

Jon Hart is chief legal office and general counsel of NPR, one of the nation’s most trusted sources of news and cultural content. Jon serves as legal advisor to NPR’s president and CEO, its board of directors, the trustees of the NPR Foundation, and NPR’s management and staff. He also serves as NPR’s chief ethics officer and as NPR’s corporate secretary. Before joining NPR in 2014, Jon spent 27+ years in private practice (at Dow Lohnes PLLC and then Cooley LLP), representing media and technology companies, journalists, and nonprofit institutions on a wide range of legal matters:  from intellectual property and newsroom counseling to litigation; from content and technology licensing to corporate governance; from commercial contracts and strategic alliances to data collection and privacy. Jon was on the faculty of the Stanford Professional Publishing Courses from 1994 through 2008 and has taught in the Yale Publishing Course since 2010. He is author of Internet Law:  A Field Guide (BNA Books) and speaks frequently on media and technology law. Jon has been recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of “Washington’s Best Lawyers” (First Amendment and Media); by Super Lawyers (Technology Transactions); and by Best Lawyers in America (First Amendment Law, Information Technology Law, Media Law, and Litigation - First Amendment). Jon clerked for United States Circuit Judge Jerome Farris and United States District Judge Almeric Christian. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and Stanford Law School.


Nigel Holmes
Principal, Explanation Graphics

Born in England, Nigel Holmes studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London and then freelanced for magazines and newspapers for 12 years before coming to America in 1978 to work for Time magazine. He became graphics director at Time, where his pictorial explanations of complex subjects helped readers understand otherwise abstract numbers and difficult scientific concepts. In 1994, he founded his own business, Explanation Graphics, and has worked with a variety of clients including American Express, The Smithsonian Institution, and United Healthcare. He also does graphics and illustrations for publications such as Scientific American, National Geographic and The New York Times. Holmes has written seven books about (or including lots of) information graphics, including The Book of Everything (2012), and Instant Expert (2014), both published by Lonely Planet.

Will Hopkins
Partner, Hopkins/Baumann; Creative Director, American Craft magazine

Will Hopkins is a specialist in magazine and book design. With his partner Mary K. Baumann, Will is currently Creative Director of American Craft magazine. He gained his early reputation working for Willy Fleckhaus at Twen magazine in Germany. He then worked as the art director of Look magazine in the US. He was a founding partner in the startups of American Photographer and American Health magazines. Hopkins has redesigned many magazines, including Forbes, Money, Sports Afield, GEO, and Food & Wine. He has also produced many photo-based books including King: The Photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sinatra: Intimate Portrait of a Very Good Year. Hopkins attended Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and has taught at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota.


Dorothy Kalins
Director, Dorothy Kalins Ink, and Founding Editor of Metropolitan Home and Saveur

Dorothy Kalins has been an innovator in magazine editorial and management for decades. In 2001 Kalins joined Newsweek as Executive Editor where she helped direct the magazine’s National Magazine Award–winning coverage of 9/11. Kalins was the first woman ever named Adweek’s Editor of the Year; she was awarded the prestigious Matrix Award from Women in Communications for her work in magazines. In 2010, she accepted the Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award from WIPP. In 2013, Kalins was inducted into the Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who in Food & Beverage. Kalins was the founding editor-in-chief of Metropolitan Home, the leading baby boom design publication, which won the National Magazine Award for general excellence in 1990. Kalins was named vice president and editorial director of the Meredith Design Group, responsible for the editorial direction of Metropolitan Home, Traditional Home, and Country Home. Kalins became founding partner and editor in chief of Meigher Communications, where she founded Saveur in 1994, relaunched Garden Design as a national consumer magazine and other special interest magazines and newsletters. In its first five years under her direction, Saveur received 17 nominations and won three National Magazine Awards. In all she has produced eight books developed from her magazines. In 2006, Kalins launched Dorothy Kalins Ink, editorial consultants. As director, she and her team work on book and magazine projects both here and abroad, producing and writing cookbooks and consulting on editorial positioning, management, staffing and redesign. She has produced three award-winning books with John Besh, two with David Tanis, Hero Food with Seamus Mullen, and in 2013, The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook. Kalins published three books in 2015: V is for Vegetables, with Michael Anthony; Zahav, a definitive work on Israeli-American cuisine with the Philadelphia chef Michael Solomonov; and Besh Big Easy, her fourth book with New Orleans chef John Besh. Kalins, longtime chair of the James Beard Journalism Committee, is an editorial consultant to Panna, a leading edge online cookbook. She is currently at work on The Shake Shack Book for Clarkson Potter.


Kim Kelleher
Publisher, Chief Revenue Officer, Wired and Ars Technica

Kim Kelleher is the Publisher, Chief Revenue Officer of WIRED and Ars Technica. Kelleher’s career in media, marketing, and advertising spans over 20 years. Before WIRED, Kelleher was president of Say Media, where she oversaw the company’s business strategy, including global sales, marketing, production, communications, media solutions, and editorial and content operations. Prior to Say Media, Kelleher was worldwide publisher of Time. During her tenure, she was named Advertising Age’s Publisher of the Year in October 2011. She also served as vice president and publisher of Sports Illustrated, where she was the first female executive to lead Sports Illustrated advertising sales in the history of the brand. Previously, Kelleher was vice president and publisher of Self and was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement, the industry’s premier award for outstanding young advertising professionals. Kelleher serves on several boards, including Upworthy, the American Advertising Federation, the Board of Governors of Cancer and Careers, the charitable arm of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), and is the President of New York Women in Communications. Kelleher is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and resides in New York with her husband and two sons.


Peter Kreisky
Founder/Chairman, Kreisky Media, LLC

Peter Kreisky is an expert on the strategic transformation of traditional publishing companies for the digital age.  An internationally-recognized expert, Kreisky speaks frequently on the topic of digital transformation at media conferences around the globe, including in the U.S., Europe, South America, India, China and Russia, and is quoted frequently in publications such as The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times. Through his strategy career at McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, Mercer Management Consulting, CBS Inc., Time Warner and the Kreisky Media Consultancy, Kreisky has served more than 50 clients worldwide across hundreds of assignments. Kreisky Media Consultancy is his international strategy advisory and consulting firm that counsels clients on digital transformation – strategy at the intersection of media and technology, working in either a Senior Advisor or Project Leader role, or through customized Innovation Workshops tailored to address transformation issues. More recently, Kreisky Media Ventures has successfully founded new print, digital and television enterprises in partnership with both traditional media companies and technology start-ups.   Peter Kreisky holds an M.A. from Cambridge University and an MBA from Stanford Business School. He previously taught at Stanford University, Columbia and NYU.


Corby Kummer
Senior Editor, The Atlantic

Corby Kummer edits articles on politics and public affairs and writes a regular food column. He is also the editor of The Atlantic Food Channel, a blog devoted to food. He has been called “a dean among food writers in America” by The San Francisco Examiner. As a reporter and a writer he takes his work very seriously. Kummer has been a restaurant critic for New York Magazine and Boston Magazine. He is the winner of five James Beard Journalism Awards (most recently in 2008), and has been a finalist for the National Magazine Awards. Less than a year after its launch, The Atlantic Food Channel was nominated in 2010 as best magazine department on the Internet. Kummer graduated from Yale University in 1979.


Cindi Leive
Editor-in-Chief, Glamour

Glamour magazine reaches one out of every eight American, with 12.2 million print readers and 9 million unique users online. Under Cindi Leive’s leadership,Glamour has received a record number of National Magazine Awards, including the top honor, Magazine of the Year, a new category added in 2010 to recognize both print and digital excellence. Leive is the author of Glamour’s Big Book of Dos & Don’ts: Fashion Help for Every Woman, and has been a women’s lifestyle contributor for the TODAY show.  She also serves on the board of the International Women’s Media Foundation and is a former president of the American Society of Magazine Editors. She was named the “Most Powerful U.S. Fashion Magazine Editor” by Forbes, has been on Crain’s list of “Top 40 Under 40”, and was named one of the most powerful women under 40 in New York by Gotham magazine. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College.

Pamela McCarthy
Deputy Editor, The New Yorker

As Deputy Editor, Pam McCarthy works on editorial planning, sets editorial policy, oversees the operations of all departments and heads up the creation of brand extensions. In recent years she has been responsible for the magazine’s move into the digital arena, overseeing the creation and expansion of the website, digital editions, and apps. She also works closely with the editor, the publisher, and Conde Nast Corporate on the evolution of editorial and business strategies as the industry changes. McCarthy began her career as an editorial proofreader at Esquire magazine and went on to become Executive Editor there, a position she held for five years. She joined Vanity Fair at the start of Tina Brown’s editorship; during their eight-year tenure, Vanity Fair won seven National Magazine Awards and advertising and circulation tripled. McCarthy joined The New Yorker as Managing Editor and Vice-President of The New Yorker Company; she later became Deputy Editor and Senior Vice-President. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and lives in Brooklyn.


Kevin McKean
Principal, McKean Media, San Francisco

Kevin McKean is a journalist, editor and publishing manager with a proven track record for creating smart, compelling digital media products. Kevin was the senior editorial officer for Consumer Reports and PC World magazines, where he led staffs that produced all digital, print, video and social content. He has also served as executive editor for, founding editor of the website, and a science/medical writer for Discover magazine and The Associated Press. These days, Kevin works as an editorial and publishing advisor, with special expertise in digital and mobile business models, subscription-driven revenue, and integrated content strategies across multiple outlets. Among his recent projects: helping to conceive and launch a new monthly e-newsletter that covers patient safety in Massachusetts; serving as editorial advisor for a special issue of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education; assisting with a San Francisco Public Press investigation of how rising sea levels will flood expensive Bay Area real estate; writing industry articles on advertising and content challenges in digital publishing; and consulting for digital startups. He has served as an advisor to the committee that oversees publishing strategy at The New England Journal of Medicine since 2009. Kevin and his wife Pamela live in San Francisco, where she arranges tours for orchestras, dance companies and soloists and he is treasurer of the San Francisco Beekeepers Association.


Bill Mulvihill

Bill Mulvihill joined The Atlantic in October 2014 as Associate Publisher & VP, Sales based in New York City. Mulvihill joined the brand as it was closing in on a year for record audience and advertising growth. The Atlantic repeated that feat again in 2015. As Vice President of Sales, Mulvihill oversees the global sales team and leads sales efforts across all platforms. Mulvihill has spent his career in publishing, and joined The Atlantic after more than three and a half years with Vanity Fair at Condé Nast, most recently as its national advertising director. Prior to joining Vanity Fair, Bill Mulvihill spent three years as East Coast Ad Director for Entertainment Weekly at Time Inc. Mulvihill also held senior positions at Cookie Magazine at Condé Nast Publications, as well as The Week Magazine. Mulvihill started his career at Chicago Tribune, where he held a variety of sales roles across divisions from 1998-2004. Mulvihill received his B.S. in Communications at Illinois State University. He currently resides in Manhattan.

Martha Nelson
SVP, Global Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo

Martha Nelson is the Global Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo and oversees all of the company’s media efforts. As an accomplished editor, proven brand innovator and media veteran she has a strong track record of building successful brands as the founding editor of InStyle and of growing People (and into a globally recognized brand. Most recently, Martha was the first female editor-in-chief of Time Inc., where she oversaw the editorial content for the media company’s 21 brands. She is a trustee of both the National Trust for Historic Preservation and The Actors Fund; she also serves as a judge for the Peabody Awards. Nelson, who received her B.A. from Barnard College, lives in New York City with her partner and their teenaged son.


Michela O’Connor Abrams
President and CEO, Dwell Media

Michela O’Connor Abrams is President and CEO of Dwell, the award-winning design brand founded in 2000 by Lara Deam. Michela’s thirteen years of leadership at Dwell has led to General Excellence at the National Magazine Awards, top sponsored event honors at Folio’s Marketing Awards, finalist in the corporate category for the prestigious National Design Awards, finalist for Folio’s Eddie and Ozzie Awards, and national recognition for both circulation growth and newsstand sales. In 2005, she conceived and launched Dwell on Design. Now in its eleventh year, it was recently designated Folio’s best overall B2C event and is the largest design show in the U.S.—expanding in 2014 to include Dwell on Design N.Y. and hosting 31,000++ design professionals and enthusiasts at Dwell on Design L.A. She has led the development and growth of Dwell Media’s digital platforms including web, mobile, and tablet products, which were recognized as “#1 Most Innovative” in Affinity Research’s August 2011 survey. Ms. O'Connor Abrams herself was recognized as a “Corporate Visionary” among Folio’s 2014 Top Women in Media list, which is comprised of the most influential women in media. In 2012, she was honored with EWIP’s prestigious “Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award,” bestowed upon women leading and innovating in media. A few past recipients include Gloria Steinem, Maria Rodale, Lynn Povich, and Eleanor Clift. In 2005, Media Industry News honored Michela as their “Sales Leader of the Year,” and in 2011 she was recognized as an honored Alumni of the Year by her alma mater Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Michela is a former President of the Board of Goodweave, Chairman of Home & Gift for Project Angel Food’s Divine Design and sits on the boards of MPA’s Independent Magazine Advisory Group and Linguastat, while also serving on the Board of Trustees for the Marin Horizon School. Ms. O’Connor Abrams lives in Mill Valley, California with her husband Alan, a wine entrepreneur, and their seventeen-year-old daughter, Taylor.


Dick Stolley

Richard Stolley was a reporter, writer, bureau chief, senior editor, and managing editor at Time Inc. from 1953-2015. He was the editor of three photographic histories, including the best-selling Life: Our Century in Pictures (1999).  In 2013, he was a major contributor to the book Life: The Day Kennedy Died.  In 1974, Stolley became the founding managing editor of People, and after eight years moved over to the managing editorship of the monthly Life. He then was editorial director of all Time Inc. magazines before being named senior editorial adviser in 1993. Stolley is the past president of the Overseas Press Club and the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). He is the recipient of many awards, including ASME’s Hall of Fame, the Deadline Club’s New York Journalism Hall of Fame, and the Magazine Publishers of America Henry Johnson Fisher Award for Lifetime Achievement. He is on the board of advisers at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, from which he earned a B.S. and an M.S. in journalism.  He continues to write stories for such Time, Inc. publications as Time, Fortune, Real Simple, Entertainment Weekly, and People.

Newell Turner
editorial director, Hearst Design Group

Newell Turner is the editorial director of the Hearst Design Group, where he is responsible for the collective direction of ELLE DECOR, House Beautiful, Metropolitan Home, and VERANDA. In 2012, he oversaw the implementation of a new approach to magazine publishing in which magazines in the group produce content with individual core magazine teams in combination with enhanced shared departments, including photography, market, and features copy. Newell had previously been the editor in chief of House Beautiful magazine, and his 30-plus year career includes positions at House & Garden, HomeStyle, and Metropolitan Home. He was also the founding editor of the regional Cottages & Gardens magazines. Newell holds a BA in Journalism and Southern Studies with advanced work specializing in magazine journalism and design from the University of Mississippi. He is a current member of the American Society of Magazine Editors. He serves on the board of trustees for the New York School of Interior Design, and his charitable interests include The Smile Train and Mons Nubifer Sanctus.

David Wan
Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Business Publishing

David A. Wan is the chief executive officer of Harvard Business Publishing. He joined the company in July 2002. Wan is an operating executive with over thirty years of diversified experience in publishing, financial services, and consulting. He has operated on a global scale in both consumer and educational publishing. Harvard Business Publishing pursues a mission to “Improve the Practice of Management and Its Impact in a Changing World” through publications and multiple content delivery platforms that serve three markets: academic, corporate, and individual managers. The company’s operating groups–Higher Education, Corporate Learning, and Harvard Business Review Group– produce a variety of print and digital products including:  Harvard Business Review,, HBR Press Books, Harvard Business School Cases, Core Curriculum as well as events (including sponsored webinars), and online learning (Harvard ManageMentor, online courses, and simulations). Formerly, Mr. Wan was president of the Penguin Group, the global consumer book publishing division of Pearson, where he was responsible for approximately $1.2 billion in revenue from three primary operating divisions in thirteen countries. A native of New York City, he holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in engineering and applied science from Yale University.  Mr. Wan is a member of the board of governors of the Yale University Press.

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Amy Wrzesniewski
Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management

Amy Wrzesniewski is Professor of Organizational Behavior at Yale School of Management. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude with highest honors and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her current research, which has been published in a variety of academic journals, involves studying how employees shape their tasks, interactions, and relationships with others in the workplace to change both their work identity and the meaning of the job. She has engaged in research projects with IBM, Google, Sun Microsystems, the United States Military Academy at West Point, the University of Michigan Hospital System, Ness Technologies, and Burt’s Bees. Wrzesniewski spent the 2012-2013 academic year on the faculty of The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania. Currently, she teaches Organizational Behavior courses in the MBA and Executive MBA programs at the Yale School of Management.

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